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Offline Astute Greaser

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Odd Ball Kill Switch
« on: August 18, 2021, 02:13:15 PM »
So restoring a Kill switch which came over from USA. The wires had been soldered together, so someone has been in there before ::)
The selector would not work. So took apart the ball indent detent and found knackered ball and spring
So got new springs from china and stainless balls.
Then looked carefully at the original ball which was well out of round. Put a super-magnet next to it and nothing ??? ???

Its a lead pellet from a shotgun cartridge  :o
The mind of some people

The switch now works just got to resolder the wires.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 01:44:40 PM by Astute Greaser »

Offline Bluehaze

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Re: Odd Ball Kill Switch
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2021, 10:49:07 PM »
Pedant alert!
It's a detent, not an indent.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2021, 09:48:51 AM by Bluehaze »

Offline martin1957

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Re: Odd Ball Kill Switch
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 11:11:46 AM »
Its satisfying to mend stuff at this level. Not rocket science, but worth a go and satisfying. Whats the worst that can happen.....

We need to have a "have a go" attitude.
Retired Widowed Electronic Test Engineer (Avionics), Age 63, Owned P50, PC50, SS50z, YAS1, YDS7, RD350B till 1978, then KH400 from 2009 onwards. Have a fully restored YAS1 on the road, and an AT3. And now a Suzuki T125 Stinger to get fired up, with another Stinger in boxes....